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South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's finance minister returned to Johannesburg on Tuesday after being abruptly ordered to pull out of a trade promotion trip to Britain and the United States,...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:32

S. Korea's Park to attend court session on possible arrest

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye has decided to attend a questioning session by a Seoul court before it determines whether she should be arrested...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:32

White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion in reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:29

German state warns Gulen followers of Turkish spy efforts

BERLIN (AP) — Officials in the German state of Lower-Saxony are warning followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of Turkish efforts to spy on them. Lower-Saxony's interior minister, Boris Pistorius,...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:20

Will Smith, 'Fresh Prince' cast enjoy brief reunion

Will Smith has reunited with his "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" cast mates. Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Smith's Tom Jones-loving cousin Carlton on the 1990s sitcom, posted a picture on...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:19

Central Europe's leaders discuss Brexit, migrants, economy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Leaders from Central Europe are meeting in Warsaw on the eve of Britain's triggering its divorce from the European Union to discuss future ties with London,...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:13

Amazon buys Mideast's Souq.com after $800M counteroffer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Amazon purchased the Middle East's biggest online retailer Souq.com on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount, a day after a state-backed firm disclosed an $800...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:13

Ousted S. Korean leader to attend court review over arrest

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors say ousted President Park Geun-hye has decided to attend a questioning session by a Seoul court before it determines whether she should...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:12

NATO, Russia ambassadors to meet Thursday, 1st time in 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ambassadors from NATO and Russia will meet this week for the first time this year in a fresh attempt to resolve some of their differences. NATO Secretary-General...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:12

German police vehicles torched in Hamburg anti-G20 protest

BERLIN (AP) — Leftist protesters are claiming responsibility for torching a half dozen police transport vehicles in Hamburg ahead of this year's G-20 summit in Germany. In a message on...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:11

UN chief urges divided Arab states to come together on Syria

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general has appealed to Arab nations to set aside differences and help end Syria's six-year-old civil war. Antonio Guterres made the appeal...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:08

Fight between Florida governor, prosecutor back in court

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The fight over whether Florida's governor can take away an officer-killing case from a prosecutor because she no longer will seek the death penalty in any...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:06

Uber pulls out of Denmark citing toughening cab standards

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber is shutting down its activities in Denmark over a law proposal that toughens standards for cabs. Uber's spokesman...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:57

Court cuts sentence of UK marine who killed injured militant

LONDON (AP) — A British court has shortened the sentence of a Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan. Sgt. Alexander Blackman was convicted of murder...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:57

Russia criticizes US-led coalition over bombing of Syria dam

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian general has criticized the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants for allegedly targeting infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:49

Complaints as UK's Daily Mail focuses on legs, not policy

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Daily Mail newspaper has sparked complaints with a front page photograph focusing on the legs of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:47

The Latest: China summons French envoy over man's killing

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Paris clashes after Chinese man killed by police (all times local): 11:40 a.m. China's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned a French envoy in...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:46

Waze gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin' Donuts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell. Now it's adding a new item...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:39

Trial scheduled for dad accused of dropping girl off bridge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a Florida man accused of throwing his young daughter to her death off a Tampa Bay area bridge...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:39

Slovak parliament to vote on controversial pardons

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Lawmakers in Slovakia are debating a proposal to annul pardons by former authoritarian Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar that bar investigations into the kidnapping of the son...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:28

2 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say two civilians were killed and 18 other people injured in anti-India protests that erupted after a gunbattle between rebels and government forces in disputed...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:15

'Spider-Man,' 'Blade Runner' footage kicks off CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iron Man just put Spider-Man in time out. Sony Pictures on Monday unveiled the second trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at CinemaCon, featuring Tom Holland, the newly...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:14

UK authorities fine Tesco in accounting scandal

LONDON (AP) — Britain's biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, has agreed to pay 214 million pounds ($269 million) in fines and shareholder compensation following an accounting scandal that inflated its profits...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:07

Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the polio virus were found in the city's sewage system...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:00

UN experts urge UAE to free detained human rights advocate

GENEVA (AP) — A group of U.N. experts is calling on the United Arab Emirates to immediately release a leading human rights advocate, saying his arrest was a "direct attack"...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 01:59

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